The last place anyone wants to celebrate their holidays is in an
emergency room. General Casualty offers several pointers to keep
your holidays safe this year.
Around the tree
Reduce the chances of a tree fire by purchasing a fresh tree and
keeping it well watered. Make sure artificial trees are fire
resistant. Keep all trees away from heat sources and use
In the kitchen
Pay special attention to small children who may want to help
make holiday meals and goodies, especially around sharp objects and
hot stoves. With extra cooking and baking comes increased chances
of cooking fires, so don't leave pots unattended and keep
combustible objects away from the stove. Use turkey fryers with
On the road
Always celebrate responsibly-especially when you're driving.
Carpool and designate a driver before the festivities begin. Beware
of severe winter weather and unsafe driving conditions.